Compare Portia and Calpurnia. From your comparison, do you think Shakespeare’s characterization of the two women was flattering or disparaging?

Task: To practice a Paper 2-styled essay, based on our reading of Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar.After finishing our reading and discussion of the play, write an essay of a minimum of 5 paragraphs, addressing the statement below.

Suggested Questions:

•Compare Portia and Calpurnia. From your comparison, do you think Shakespeare’s characterization of the two women was flattering or disparaging? How are the two women similar? How does their treatment reflect the values of Roman society?